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You can edit the quotas for certain users by using the ____ command. Answer
edquota
To check a filesystem for errors, you can use the ____ command, which can check filesystems of many different types. Answer
fsck
Errors on a filesystem are often referred to as filesystem ____ and are common on most filesystems. Answer
corruption
The easiest method for monitoring free space by mounted filesystems is to use the ____ command. Answer
df
To create partitions after installation, you can use the ____ command. Answer
fdisk
Data is read off of hard disks in concentric circles called ____. Answer
tracks
Linux requires ____ partition(s) at minimum. Answer
two
CD-ROMs typically use the ____ filesystem type. Answer
iso9660
To mount all filesystems in the /etc/fstab file that are intended to mount at boot time, you can simply type the ____ command. Answer
mount -a
To format a filesystem with a specified filesystem type, you can use the ____ option with the mkfs command. Answer
-t
The ____ filesystem contains most of the operating system files. Answer
root
The ____ filesystem is used by software programs that write to a CD-RW or DVD-RW drive. Answer
udf
The ____ device file represents the second serial port on the system (COM2). Answer
/dev/ttyS1
The ____ device file represents the first primary partition on the second IDE hard disk drive (primary slave). Answer
/dev/hdb1
Devices that transfer data in a character-by-character fashion are referred to as ____ devices. Answer
character
The ____ command will confirm the system directory that you are currently in.
pwd
The ____ metacharacter can also be used to refer to the current user's home directory.
~
To move from the /home/joe/test/data to the /home/joe directory, use the ____ command.
cd ../..
If you type enough unique letters of a directory and press ____ key, the BASH shell will find the intended file or directory being specified and fill in the appropriate information.
Tab
Most files on a Linux system that contain configuration information are ____ files.
text
To view a list of files and their type, use the ____ switch to the ls command.
-F
The ____ symbol indicates a linked file.
@
The ____ command can be used to provide a long listing for each file in a certain directory.
ls -l
Using wildcard metacharacters, how can one indicate a number is either 1, 2, 3, or 4?
[1-4
The ____ command displays the last five lines of a text file.
tail -5
Which is an extended regular expression metacharacter?
{}
The ____ regular expression metacharacter matches 0 or more occurrences of the previous character.
*
Which of the following key combinations, commonly used in the vi editor command mode, displays current line statistics?
Emacs editor
The ____ editor is functionally analogous to the Windows Wordpad and Notepad editors.
gedit
In the FHS, the ____ directory contains the Linux kernel and files used by the boot loader.
/boot
n the FHS, the ____ directory is the root user's home directory.
/root
n the FHS, the ____ directory contains most system commands and utilities.
/usr
Copying a file can be accomplished using the ____ command.
cp
The ____ command takes a list of arguments specifying the absolute or relative pathnames of files to remove.
rm
The fastest method to search for files in the Linux directory tree is to use the ____ command.
locate
You can see the contents of a certain variable in memory by using the ____ metacharacter with the echo command.
$
The ____ section of a filesystem is the section that contains information about the filesystem in general.
superblock
To create a hard link, you must use the ____ command.
ln
The section of an inode that stores permissions is called the ____ of the file.
mode
In a file's mode, if a permission is unavailable, a(n) ____ character replaces its position in the mode.
-
If a user has ____ permission for a file, they can open, read, and edit the contents of a file.
write
When using the chmod command for a specific file, the ____ argument would add read permission and remove write permission for the group permissions.
g+r-w
When using the chmod command, the mode rwx can be represented by the number ____.
7
To set all of the special permissions on a certain file or directory, you can use the command ____, where name is the name of the file or directory.
chmod 7777 name
The ____ device file represents the first primary partition on the second IDE hard disk drive (primary slave).
/dev/hdb1
The ____ device file represents the second serial port on the system (COM2).
/dev/ttyS1
A(n) ____ is a piece of software that tells the operating system how to use a specific hardware device.
device driver
he ____ indicates the stability of a Linux kernel.
minor number
The concept of ____ enables software developers to read other developers' source code, modify that source code to make the software better, and redistribute that source code to other developers who might improve it further.
Open Source Software
The ____ stipulates that the source code of any software published under its license must be freely available.
GNU General Public License
is software that is distributed free of charge, but the source code is not available.
Freeware
Consider the phrase "collaboration between several developers with a common need speeds up software creation, and when bugs in the software are found by these users, bug fixes are created very quickly" from the chapter. This statement describes which advantage of the Linux operating system?
Stability and security
HOWTO documents are centrally collected by the ____.
Linux Documentation Project
Which of the following is the greatest expense for companies using Linux?
Hiring people to maintain the Linux system
Solaris, HP-UX and AIX are all ____ of Unix.
flavors
The source code for Linux was released in ____.
1991
The core component of the GUI in Linux is referred to as ____.
X Windows
A ____ is merely a compressed archive of files that usually contain scripts that install the software contents to the correct location on the system.
tarball
____ Linux is the most common Linux distribution used today.
Red Hat
A(n) ____ service provides an efficient method for transferring files over the Internet.
FTP
A(n) ____ service allows users to post messages in forums.
News